Network for Evaluation of One Health

Strengthening food and nutrition security through a Planetary Health lens in resource-limiting settings


Date: 10-12 July 2018

Abstract deadline: 15 April 2018

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Organiser: Nkuku4U project



This conference provides an opportunity to share research findings and lessons emanating from this ACIAR

project and other projects active in the region. It is anticipated that conference papers and posters will

highlight that there is no single, perfect diet that fits everyone but rather a series of dietary options depending

on locally available food and the age, gender and reproductive status of each person. In many resource-poor

environments, food availability is influenced by seasonal farming and production patterns, livestock

ownership, indigenous plants and animals, socioeconomic circumstances including gender, cultural beliefs

and the presence of affordable food produced elsewhere. The presentations will explore these influences

plus others including the bioavailability and density of key macro and micro-nutrients varies across different

foods and by season, and trade-offs and synergies between nutritional security, regenerative agriculture,

food safety, livelihoods, women’s empowerment and ecosystem services.

Taking a Planetary Health approach, this conference will provide a strategic opportunity to promote linkages

between nutritional programs and nutrition and gender-sensitive agriculture and value-chains at local and

national levels, with a strong focus on sustainable systems, process and policy.

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